Hayley Dewe

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

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Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD Title: Investigating proneness to anomalous bodily experiences (e.g. Out-of-Body experiences) on illusions of body ownership and event-related psychophysiology during the Rubber-Hand illusion.

PhD Supervisor: Dr Jason Braithwaite

Hayley Dewe is undertaking doctoral research into neurocognitive correlates of hallucinatory experiences of the self. Specifically, those prone to anomalous bodily experiences in the general population (e.g. Out-of-Body experiences) and their susceptibility to illusions of embodiment and event-related psychophysiology during the Rubber-Hand Illusion.

Qualifications

BSc Psychology (Birmingham)
MRes Psychology (Birmingham)

Biography

Hayley completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology followed by her Masters of Research in Psychology, both at the University of Birmingham.

Research

Hayley is a member of the Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL), directed by Dr Jason Braithwaite.

Neurocognitive correlates of Hallucinations / Delusions / Anomalous Cognition including: 

  • Embodiment & hallucinatory experiences of the ‘Self’ e.g. susceptibility to the Rubber Hand Illusion 
  • Anomalous bodily experiences e.g. Out-of-Body Experiences and Depersonalization 
  • Cortical hyperexcitability & Anomalous perceptions 
  • Sensed presence / Religiosity / Paranormal experiences 
  • Emotional processing & event-related psychophysiology 
  • Perspective-taking mechanisms.

Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham: investigating cortical hyperexcitability and dissociative experiences associated with signs of depersonalization in non-clinical samples.

Other activities

Appeared on BBC News and in regional Newspapers promoting research on the Rubber-Hand Illusion in the Selective Awareness and Attention Laboratory.

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/psychology/labs/saal/news/12Apr13-bbc-rubber-hand-illusion.aspx

View David Gregory Kumar’s report here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4mgndAaGdc&feature=youtu.be

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Year 3 module: Hallucinations & Delusions in the Normal, Pathological and Clinical Population

Publications

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